Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Trove Tuesday - Zamora arrived July 1882

Following my post about Margaret HUDSON I thought I'd take a look at what newspapers said about the   Zamora which arrived Brisbane 14 July 1882

As expected the Brisbane newspapers had quite a few mentions of the ship

Prior to its arrival we have

THE QUEENSLANDER Saturday 27 May 1882
 English Shipping.—From our latest English files to hand we learn that tho Scottish Hero, barque, arrived at San Francisco, on the 3rd April from Bundaberg. The ship Zamora sailed from Liverpool on tho 28th March, and from Plymouth on the 2nd April, for Brisbane ;

The Brisbane Courier Wednesday 31 May 1882
Zamora, ship, 1180 tons, from Liverpool for Brisbane. Sailed 25th March, and left Plymouth on the 2nd April.

The Brisbane Courier Wednesday 21 June 1882 & Wednesday 12 July 1882
Zamora ship 1180 tons from Liverpool for Brisbane Sailed 28th March left Plymouth on   the 2nd April and was spoken on the 3rd April in 40° N lat and 10° W long

which according to google earth places it just off the coast of Portugal near Lisbon.

Then we have the arrival 

The Brisbane Courier Friday 14 July 1882

July 13- ZAMORA , ship 1180 tons Captain Canning from Liverpool 28th March and Plymouth on the 2nd April with 338 immigrants and a general cargo

My review of the shipping list summary says 338 embarked + 3 births equals 341 souls landed.

and this one where I think they mean July not June

The Brisbane Courier Saturday 15 July 1882
and the Zamora, ship, in Moreton Bay on the 13th June, from London, via Plymouth, with a total of 338 immigrants and a general cargo.

also reported in other Queensland regional newspapers 

some news about the ships doctor and that the voyage was 102 days.

THE CAPRICORNIAN (Rockhampton) 22 July 1882
The ship Zamora, with 338 immigrants, reached Brisbane on Wednesday from Plymouth, after a protracted voyage of 102 days. The immigrants are in charge of Dr. O'Doherty, a son of the Hon. Dr. O'Doherty, so well known here. Brisbane, 14th July, 1882

Warwick Argus Saturday 15 July 1882
July 14.
Tho immigrants by the Zamora were landed this evening.
and from the Warwick Examiner Saturday 15 July 1882 a bit more detail about arrival in Moreton Bay Thursday, brought up to Brisbane Friday 

And reported in interstate papers

THE ARGUS (Melbourne) 15 July 1882

Arrived- July 13 Derwent and Katoomba, from Sydney , Zamora, from Liverpool
And another from THE ARGUS same day which tells us about the weather on the day - is cloudy & threatening
And from the South Australian Register Saturday 15 July 1882 similar news, different order with the addition of mineral finds in Ravenswood.
The Sydney Morning Herald 15 July 1882 reported very similar news
But in the
THE LAUNCESTON EXAMINER Saturday 15 July 1882 we get some some slightly different news & a different departure point - Glasgow?
QUEENSLAND. BRISBANE, July 15   The Zamora with immigrants has.arrived  from Glasgow.  Miners are much wanted. The Chinese are leaving in large numbers for,other portions of the country,, being afraid of the European miners.

Rather more reporting that I'd expected but unfortunately no mention of any specific passenger.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Margaret Hudson Australia Day 2013

I started my blog 2 years ago with an Australia Day post on John GALLIGAN, my first ancestor to arrive in Australia.

This post, inspired by Helen V Smith's 2013 Australia Day challenge will be about John's wife Margaret HUDSON, my first female direct ancestor to arrive in Australia.

Believed to be Margaret HUDSON
Margaret HUDSON was born 1 January 1867 in Ballinatray, Gorey, Wexford, Ireland.  Her parents were James HUDSON and Jane FITZSIMMONS.  I know Margaret married in Brisbane, Queensland in 1888 so I looked for an arrival prior to that date.  Her death certificate in 1942 indicated she had lived 60 years in Queensland.  Therefore she had arrived approx 1882.

I think that she most likely arrived on the Zamora which left Plymouth 1 April 1882 arriving Brisbane 14 July 1882 with the shipping list showing

  • Matthew HUDSON age 22
  • Ann HUDSON age 18
  • Margt HUDSON age 16
Margaret's wedding to John GALLIGAN in 1888 was witnessed by Annie HUDSON (and I've subsequently confirmed Annie was in Australia via her marriage to Thomas SKELLY & death certificate in 1919 which confirmed her parents and said she resided 39 years in Australia ie arriving 1880).  

But was there a brother Matthew?

The answer is yes and the Queensland police service file and insanity file at the Queensland State Archives have confirmed the family relationship. However,  I have found no trace of Matthew after 1888.

I wonder if Matthew knew John GALLIGAN who was also a constable in the Queensland Police?  There was certainly a period where they both served in the Brisbane city area.  Perhaps he introduced the couple.  Guess we'll never know.